‘Pastoral Leadership’

A Day for Fathers

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow”–Reed Markham. “One of the biggest needs in our generation is for men to step into the lives of boys to train them, equip them, and cheer them on to grow up as they begin […]

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Tomorrow’s My Big Day!

Tomorrow is an exciting day for me. At 10 o’clock tomorrow morning I will rappel down the Capital One building in Baton Rouge. The building is the second largest in the city (only the state capitol is taller). The Capital One building is 24 floors and 308 feet. I’m looking forward to rapelling. I’ve never […]

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Hurting People Hurt People

Hurting people hurt people. As you watch people, you begin to notice a pattern. One of those patterns is that people hurt people. You and I have watched this through the years. We’ve seen it in our lives, and we’ve seen it in other people’s lives. People hurt people. They do it by their words, […]

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Pursuing God

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed”–A.J. Gordon. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer”–John Wesley. “God shapes the world by prayer. . . . Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God […]

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What Sin Does To Us

“We like to pretend God doesn’t see our sins. . . . The demons give us our desires, then help us hide them. We think since we haven’t been caught yet, we must have made a clean getaway. The demons are very patient. When our accumulated sins cause the greatest devastation–to us, our loved ones and our testimony for […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)